👋 #10

Where we keep our community of MAKErs informed.

WE ARE MAKE - CREATIVE WELLBEING

👉Updates

🎟️ MAKE is part of the London Tech Week! We are looking forward to attending #InnoFest19 on the 12th June. It will be fantastic to explore how to best maximise collaboration between corporates and innovative startups & scaleups of the Business Growth Programme & Mayor’s International Business Programme. Can’t wait!

📦 Sneak peek of the MAKER BOX! A personal art therapist in a box that will recommend craft activities. Research has found that craft activities can alleviate the symptoms of anxiety, depression, loneliness and even dementia.


💡Learnings

⚫ MAKE is using the Expressive Therapies Continuum (ETC) which provides a theoretical model for art-based assessments. The three levels of the ETC (Kinesthetic/ Sensory, Perceptual/Affective, and Cognitive/Symbolic) appear to reflect different functions and structures in the brain that process visual and affective information.

💟 Art therapy accesses sensory and affective processes on basic levels that are not available for verbal processing.


🧠tidbits

🔥The main causes of sickness absence from work are anxiety, depression and stress, and mental health problems in the under 65s account for almost half of NHS diagnosis. (full report)

Art helps you to process feelings about experiences that are too difficult to put into words, and it also can be a refuge from the intense emotion associated with illness. (4 min read)


As part of our movement, we encourage positive imagery; therefore, will be posting beautiful images for your eye candy. (know more about the photo)